Robbie Magasiva joined the Shortland Street cast in 2009, playing Dr. Maxwell Avia through to 2012. He briefly returned to Ferndale in 2015 to attend the wedding of his on-screen cousin - and real-life brother - Vinnie Kruse (Pua Magasiva).
Here the Samoan actor recalls how Maxwell was originally meant to be an outdoorsy palagi, and how Shortland Street is a "totally different beast".
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